Hi everyone! I know only a doctor can diagnose me, but I won't be able to see a doctor for a few weeks so I'm just looking to see if anyone has similar experiences! I get sharp pain down my right leg, mostly my shin, just above/behind the knee and my hip. The pain is not constant, it's completely random. This happens anytime throughout the day. At night when I lie down, after a little while my right thigh starts to feel like it's on fire. It is only a little bit painful (but very uncomfortable to the point I can hardly sleep) and is mostly on the front and outer side of my thigh. It is burning but skin is not hot to the touch. Also, I get pulsing all over my right thigh. I doubt they are muscle twitches, it feels pretty much like my heartbeat. This is only at night, but during the day I occasionally feel this same pulsing in my hip when I'm sitting. There was a one-time occurence a few days ago when I brushed my hand against the top of my thigh and it felt like a huge electric jolt. I only ever get back pain at night too, and only when lying on my back. It's very sharp and it's around my sacrum. Not constant, just every once in a while.
I am so conflicted as I know sciatica runs down the back of leg but I have many front leg symptoms (mostly the stabbing shin pain and nighttime thigh burning). But it still feels like a spinal problem. As I said I will see my doctor as soon as I can but just wondering if anyone has any input. My main questions are:
Is it normal that the pain is not constant, just comes and goes?
Is the pulse/heartbeat feeling possibly nerve related? I don't have high blood pressure or any heart issues.
Any sort of input is very much welcome. I am terrified of what this could be.